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Hobbs graduates with honors, scholarships

Vaeda Trudeau Hobbs, a thirteen-year resident of Long Beach, graduated with honors from Our Lady Academy on May 20. She has been accepted into the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College and Engineering Program at Louisiana State University and will begin her freshman year in the fall. Hobbs has received a $5,000 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis, a $1,250 scholarship from the Mississippi Rural Water Association, and is a semi-finalist for LSU's PRISE scholarship program (Preparing Resilient Individuals for Success in Engineering).

She is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, the National Honor Society, Rotary International Youth Leadership, Hancock Youth Leadership High School Academy, the District Interact Organizational Committee, National Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. She is also a founding member and first President of the Interact Club of Bay St. Louis, a youth subsidiary of the Rotary Club. Throughout her time in Long Beach, Hobbs participated in six years of year-round travel softball as a pitcher and contributed to the Long Beach middle and high school softball and volleyball teams. She is a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle in Long Beach.

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